Montgomery Village News Articles
2023 was an exceptional year for Montgomery Village recreational amenities, including the opening of two brand-new parks, as well as some needed repairs and refurbishments to some of our existing parks. If you missed any of the announcements, read on for a summary of this year’s progress, as we look forward to another great year for parks in 2024.
In March, three candidates will be elected by the members (homeowners) of MVF to serve three-year terms on the nine-member Board of Directors. The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month virtually, with the possibility of some in-person meetings. These meetings are open to all residents for their ideas, input and support.
Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) has improved its Residential Fast Track program and its Apply Online portal, creating changes that could lead to permits on some eligible projects, such as single-level decks and fences, being approved in days instead of weeks as long as submitted applications have complete information.
On Sept. 26, representatives from Evergreen Investment Company once again shared a proposal with the community for a seven-story apartment complex for the second parcel of the Lidl property— known as Lot 37—adjacent to the entrance to the Whetstone community. This in-person pre-submission meeting came two weeks after first sharing the same plan at the Whetstone Homes Corporation (WHC) meeting; nearly 120 residents attended each meeting.
With one of the largest expanses of greenspace in Montgomery County, Montgomery Village is home to not only a diverse population of human residents, but also diverse wildlife and plant and animal habitats. As such, part of our collective responsibility is to be environmental stewards and help care for and maintain our greenspace for years to come.